cmcalpin
I got a set of Flow MK3s with the 29 internal rim width to replace my Arch EXs with only 21. Planning on tearing down my wheels and rebuilding using the same hubs. Just wondered if anyone here had any reviews on this particular rim positive or negative. Hoping to get a little more support for wider tires.
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oleritter
cmcalpin wrote:
I got a set of Flow MK3s with the 29 internal rim width to replace my Arch EXs with only 21. Planning on tearing down my wheels and rebuilding using the same hubs. Just wondered if anyone here had any reviews on this particular rim positive or negative. Hoping to get a little more support for wider tires.


What tires do you plan on running on the i29?  

I recently put a 35mm tire on a 24mm internal rim, just to see what it looked like.  Seemed to work okay, but I wouldn't put anything smaller on that rim.    
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cmcalpin
oleritter wrote:


What tires do you plan on running on the i29?  

I recently put a 35mm tire on a 24mm internal rim, just to see what it looked like.  Seemed to work okay, but I wouldn't put anything smaller on that rim.    


Oh probably 2.0/2.8 lol!😀 I am talking bigger mtb tires to plus size although I am not sure how much clearance my bike will allow over 2.6 but anyways that’s what I will be running. I didn’t want to go with a full width “plus” rim but 29mm is considerably wider than what I currently have.
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cmcalpin wrote:
Oh probably 2.0/2.8 lol!😀 I am talking bigger mtb tires to plus size although I am not sure how much clearance my bike will allow over 2.6 but anyways that’s what I will be running. I didn’t want to go with a full width “plus” rim but 29mm is considerably wider than what I currently have.


Ah, okay.

I have a pair of TrailBlazers mounted on an i29 rim, it's really about perfect and glad I didn't go with a bigger + rim.  They measure a just a bit over 2.5" wide.  I would recommend it. 
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cmcalpin
oleritter wrote:


Ah, okay.

I have a pair of TrailBlazers mounted on an i29 rim, it's really about perfect and glad I didn't go with a bigger + rim.  They measure a just a bit over 2.5" wide.  I would recommend it. 


Good to know. Can’t wait to get them built
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Have you considered that gravel tires inflation values will exceed what an Arch or Flow can handle? I suspect both max out at around 40 psi. 
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cmcalpin
Raymo853 wrote:
Have you considered that gravel tires inflation values will exceed what an Arch or Flow can handle? I suspect both max out at around 40 psi. 


I never run my gravel tires above 40 psi. These wheels will be on my mountain bike that see some gravel use as well and they will probably be even less than 30 psi. On my bike with 700 x 42 wheels I have been running them between 30 and 40 PSI with tubes and I recently converted it to tubeless so I will probably go a little lower.
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I run Renegade 2.3" tires on the i30 Roval Traverse.  They are way overbuilt for the gravel, but that width allows you to glide over stuff.  Flows are pretty heavy, not sure if it's all that necessary to go that burly for a gravel bike
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cmcalpin
sgtrobo wrote:
I run Renegade 2.3" tires on the i30 Roval Traverse.  They are way overbuilt for the gravel, but that width allows you to glide over stuff.  Flows are pretty heavy, not sure if it's all that necessary to go that burly for a gravel bike


It’s a mountain bike that gets ridden on gravel frequently but also off road stuff too
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